Tara Scheyer, 2017 Top Music Teacher, voted by Turner’s Keyboards

Tara Scheyer, 2017 Top Music Teacher, voted by Turner's KeyboardsTara Scheyer, 2017 Top Music Teacher, voted by Turner's Keyboards 2

Congratulations to our 3s – 2nd grade music teacher, Tara Scheyer! Steinway & Sons recognized her as the 2017 Top Music Teacher, voted by Turner’s Keyboards. Tell us something we don’t know, Mrs. Scheyer is the best!

When Steinway contacted Lisa Turner about nominating teachers in the community for their new Top Teacher Award program, She had a select few teachers in mind.

Lisa states that, “the program was designed to formally recognize those music teachers who demonstrate outstanding instruction and leadership in piano and music education.  Steinway also wanted teachers who were truly passionate about their craft and exhibited the same degree of excellence their hand-made pianos provided, to their students. Those who have seen their children benefit from Tara’s special gift of sharing her wonderful talent will certainly agree with me that Tara Scheyer would be on that list!”

Not all who are nominated are presented with the award so it was with great pleasure that Lisa Turner was able to present this honor to such a deserving teacher as Tara Scheyer!  Lisa explains that, “almost every day I speak with someone at our store who regretted quitting music.  Many times it was because they just didn’t connect with their teacher when they were children.  I can’t imagine any child growing up to say they didn’t connect with Ms. Scheyer when they were learning about the limitless joys of active music making.  On behalf of all of us at Turner’s and obviously, Steinway & Sons, we are proud to partner with teachers like Tara in sharing our love of music!”

Tara Scheyer has been voted “Best Female Singer in Augusta” by Augusta Magazine for the past eight years, “Best Birthday Party Entertainer” and “Best Piano Teacher” by Augusta Family Magazine, and in 2013 was nominated for a Grammy in Music Education.  Her family music project, Tara Scheyer & the Mud Puppy Band, has released four CDs including “HiFi Felix vol 3: Felix Navidad” for The 12 Bands of Christmas, a foundation to fight pediatric cancer.  She has performed with her family band- husband Kevin (drums/percussion), son Felix (age 10, harmonica/ukulele) and son Nopa (age 5, general racket)- at libraries, schools and festivals in Georgia, South Carolina, and Mississippi since 2005. Now she can add this wonderful recognized to her list of talented accomplishments!

“I’ve always respected and admired Steinway pianos- from afar.  I haven’t had many opportunities to play one, and never really felt their pianos were made for someone like me. The fact that they have now made it their mission to reach out to piano dealers and in turn to piano teachers and recognize them for being a part of the big picture has certainly colored my perception of the company. I’m very impressed with their efforts of inclusion and am so honored to be chosen as a Steinway top music teacher for 2017.” – Tara Scheyer
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